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DUPONT, Lucien (Lou)

November 24, 1938 – March 19, 2012

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Lou Dupont, on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Beverly Centre Glenmore.

Lou was born in Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria and immigrated with his parents to France and then on to Canada in 1952. With the exception of a few years in California, Lou has lived in the Calgary area ever since. In 1969, Lou started Lou’s Auto Body in Inglewood. Over the years it became a household name in Calgary and well known for it’s work and integrity, and is still run by his son Steven. In his younger years Lou loved dancing and music, playing the saxophone in his own band and also with The Bowness Band. In later years he enjoyed farming in the Airdrie area. It was indeed “Old MacDonald’s Farm” and gave him great pleasure.

Lou is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Susan, and his four children and their spouses, Lucien (Jennifer), Michelle (Robin), Steven (Nancy), and Nicole. He will also be greatly missed by his much loved grandchildren, Maxine and Eloise Dupont, Evan and Emma Auld, and Sarah and Ryan Smith. Lou is also survived by sister and brother-in-law Sally and Ed Leatherland and family of Guelph, Ontario; nephew Paul Unangst and family of Cochrane, Alberta; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins in France.

Lou bravely fought a battle with Parkinson’s disease for the past ten years and is now at peace. The family wish to thank everyone who came to visit Lou at the Beverly during the past few months and a very special Thank You to Lou’s Caregivers at the Beverly for their dedication and compassion to both Lou and the family.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queens Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, #102, 5636 Burbank Crescent S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901, www.parkinsons-society.org.

Say not in grief he is no more – but live in thankfulness that he was.

In living memory of Lou Dupont, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Corinne Agate (Law) :

    I am very sorry for your loss, Susan (and family). I will always remember Lou with a smile; a very kind and generous man!!!!

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  2. I was greatly saddened to hear of Lou’s passing. He was truly one of a kind and a true gentleman. I enjoyed dealing with Lou and greatly appreciated his honesty and integrity. His kindness and generosity extended to many. My heartfelt condolences to Susan and Family. I will miss Dr. Lou.

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  3. Patricia Quinn :

    So terribly sad to lose such a wonderful man. Working with Lou throughout the years, one quickly came to realize how honest, kind and gentle he truly was. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. He will not be forgotten.

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  4. Please accept my deepest heartfelt condolences for your loss… Thoughts are with you Michelle, and your whole family at this difficult time.

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  5. Alan Morasch :

    To Susan Steven and family:
    Over the years i have been honoured to be accepted by Lou and you all. The warmth and honesty that Lou’s shop has shown me, makes me proud to say i’ve known such a lovely human being. I am very sad for you all, yet happy Lou has moved on to a better place.
    LOVE from the Morasch family to you all.

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  6. Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  7. Annette & Dave Avoledo :

    Susan & Family

    Please accept our sincerest condolences on your loss of Lou. Having just gone through a similar situation we understand the feeling of loss you are having. We enjoyed the times we spent with Susan and Lou in Palm Springs and in Calgary. Although it is very hard to accept, the anecdote on “being happy for what you had” does really make things seem a bit easier.

    Our thoughts are with you all.

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  8. George and Sharon :

    We are going to miss all the good times we’ve had when you two would come to Palm Springs. Lou was one of the nicest men we’ve ever had the privilege of meeting and we’re going to miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and your wonderful family.
    Love to you all,
    George and Sharon

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  9. Jeremy Nickel :

    Michelle, I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

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  10. Tracy Roberge and Family :

    To Steven and Family – Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Love the Roberges (Hong Kong)

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  11. Gordon and Jennie :

    You have lost a wonderful husband and we have lost a wonderful neighbor.We feel he left us to soon,But God knew he was in pain, so took him home.All the best to you and your family.
    Jennie and Gordon

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  12. Cary Hashizume :

    My heartfelt condolences to your family. Wishing you all comfort in memories and strength in the love of family and friends.

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  13. Kevin Schlachter :

    Steven and extended Dupont family,

    Very sorry to hear of your Father Lou’s passing, his legacy and great qualities of a man is reflected in you. May you all find comfort in your memories and the memories of those who knew Lou.

    With Sincere sympathy

    Kevin Schlachter

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  14. Randy and Lorna Reynolds :

    Susan,
    Heartfelt sympathy is extended to you and your family as you grieve the loss of a dear husband, father, and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you.

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  15. Ethel egilson :

    Michelle please know that I send my deepest condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time. My thoughts and love are with you.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Ethel

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  16. Danny and Donna Hinds :

    To Susan, Luciene, Steven, Michelle and Nicole and families:

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your loving Husband & Father. He was a tremendous fellow and loved and respected by so many .Our time with Lou was short ,but so many memories and stories were shared.

    Donna & Danny

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  17. Joan MacGougan :

    Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss.
    Lou was an honest, generous and kind man and a good neighbour.
    I feel that it was an honour to have known him and I am so sorry to hear of his passing.
    A great man, and a loss to us all.
    Joan MacGougan
    16th Street

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  18. Our hearts go out to you all, we have so many fond memories being neighbors all those years ago…you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  19. Janet & Gary :

    To Susan & Family,
    Lou will remain in our hearts and will never be forgotten. We have alot of good memories of times we spent with Lou. Our prayers are with you at this time of loss.

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  20. Johan & Jim Wilkinson :

    Dear Susan & Family,

    My heart goes out to you all at this very difficult time. Such a great loss of a great man in your lives, but what a legacy he leaves behind through his respected business, and his beautiful family.

    Ironically, just this past weekend, Jim and I were viewing old “Brown family” slides and I enjoyed reliving Susan & Lou’s wedding – from 45 years ago. What adventures lay ahead of you both. Indeed, a wonderful life.

    May happier memories fill your hearts in the days ahead.

    Love, Johan & Jim

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  21. City Wide Towing and Recovery Service Ltd :

    From all the staff at City Wide Towing and Recovery Service Ltd. we offer our condolence, Lou will be missed dearly.

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  22. Paul Constance :

    To Susan, Steven and family

    My heart goes out to you and my deepest condolences. Lou will not be forgotten, he had a blessing of making people around him feel special and proud that they had him as a friend. I hope the fond memories of all the special times helps ease the pain.

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  23. Eileen Hopkins (Lapointe) :

    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss, Susan and family. May God grant you the peace that passes all understanding at this time.

    A dear friend sent me this lovely quote by Henry Scott Holland …………. “Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!”

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  24. Dear Michelle

    My sincere condolences you and your family. May God grant you peace at this difficult time.

    Hugs and much Love

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